DNV develops new Shore Power class rules for tankers
DNV has announced that it introduced new class rules for electrical shore connections specifically tailored for tankers on 1 July 2023. The rules are the first to be introduced by a class society, and are expected to contribute to the development of sector norms.
The need for new rules on shore power for tankers emerged following amendments to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth Regulation, requiring tankers to have emission control strategies in place at specific ports from January 2025. As a response to these regulatory changes, DNV, on behalf of the Western States Petroleum Association, conducted a comprehensive assessment of the feasibility of meeting the new requirements.